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Sinabung volcano
Stratovolcano 2460 m (8,071 ft)
Sumatra, Indonesia, 3.17°N / 98.39°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sinabung volcano eruptions:
2013-ongoing, 2010
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Sinabung volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia) activity update

Tue, 22 Mar 2016, 16:08
16:08 PM | BY: T
Activity of the volcano continues essentially unchanged with very slow lava extrusion and intermittent small to moderate explosions at the lava dome.
These occur at irregular intervals almost daily, generating ash plumes that rise 1-3 km: last evening, an explosion produced a plume that rose approx. 2500 m, local observers reported. This morning, an ash plume to 9,000 ft (2.7 km) altitude was reported by Darwin VAAC.

Previous news

Wed, 9 Mar 2016, 12:16
Explosion and pyroclastic flow at Sinabung yesterday evening (photo: Leopold Kennedy Adam ‏@LeopoldAdam / twitter)
Explosions and generally small pyroclastic flows, sometimes happening together, continue to occur at the volcano at rates of a few per day on average. read all
Wed, 2 Mar 2016, 09:31
The activity of the volcano seems to have picked up. Our correspondent Andi who's there on one of our Volcano Special tours, reported: read all
Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 10:04
Eruption of Sinabung last evening Feb 29, 2016 - 11:28pm (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Small to moderate explosions continue to occur relatively frequently at the volcano. ... read all
Mon, 29 Feb 2016, 09:15
Explosion from Sinabung on 25 Feb (image: Endro Lewa / facebook)
Over the past days, activity at the volcano seems to have picked up. The frequency and size of explosions from the summit have increased and generated several ash plumes that rose up to approx 3 km height above the summit. ... read all
Tue, 23 Feb 2016, 11:27
Explosion at Sinabung yesterday evening 18:19 local time (Image: @BeidarSinabung via Leopold Kennedy Adam / twitter)
The volcano continues to erupt with little changes overall: the activity consists of slow extrusion of viscous lava, interrupted by intermittent explosions (every few days on average) caused by sudden pressure release of trapped pressurized gasses. An explosion this morning was reported to have produced an ash plume that rose to 14,000 ft (4,2 km) altitude and drifted NW. read all

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